[BiturboS4] Installed boost gauge

Michael Kuriger michael at isuzu-mods.com
Tue Dec 10 11:19:46 EST 2002

yea, the turbos spool up a little bit under moderate accelleration but
the BOV's are open so the boost is vented until you really lay into it.
 you can build up boost in low gears with the brakes on to see your max
boost.  the motor may overpower the brakes though at 17 psi :-P


California Fields wrote:

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>Just installed an A-pillar boost gauge this weekend (A-pillar pod from Supreme
>Power Parts, 52mm VDO gauge - soon to upgrade to Omori). It was pretty easy.
>Looks nice.
>It's interesting that the car doesn't generate any boost under most driving
>conditions (i.e. around town). Even under moderate throttle, I rarely get into
>postitive boost.  I would have thought differently because I hear the turbo
>whistle and stuff under nearly all acceleration conditions.
>I have the GIAC-X chip and I was trying to see what the maximum boost would
>get to. It was kinda hard to make a notation while I'm under full throttle ;),
>and the meter doesn't ahve a peak/hold button, but when I glanced over after
>being pinned to my seat, it seemed that I got spikes to about 17psi but would
>hold at about 15 psi.  So, that sounds about right (1.2 bar spikes and 1.0 bar
>average). The gauge doesn't seem entirely precise and so I will be upgrading
>to an Omori meter soon.
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